Mmmmm, the promise of watermelon popsicles.
The usual way - we just toss watermelon into the blender, then pour it into popsicle molds.
After a couple of piddly and peaceful days - and since Trev noticed the absence of it - we decided to make our friendly "do" list for the day.
I really love learning and exploring this way - the babes are challenged to think of fun things they'd like to do, we all get to choose things that make us happy, and we don't drift along aimlessly, finding ourselves dissatisfied at the end of the day.
We each choose several things, and since these are things we'll all do together, the others get to say, "not today", or "how 'bout this, instead?"
And the list is never mandatory - though we try to do the things that mean the most to us, that we're the most excited about.
Madd wanted a picnic with her animal friends.
It turned out to be "A Lunch Party" - not a picnic.
With flower and butterfly-shaped sandwiches.
The Dioramas were up today (Trev's word).
With ketchup painted at particular points for effect.
We tried our hands at hat-making for a little while. Zoots and Toobs style (or whatever they're called, I can't remember).
Evolution and building were also part of our day.
And Mancala was, too. Of course.
The plums are falling.
We're gathering and thinking of jams and Plum Brandy.
Well - one of us is.
The corn is calling.
We have had our fingers in our homemade playdough.
And have tested new skills on swings.
Lego StarWars on the wiiiiii.
With Trevelyn as the score keeper. (No pressure for him to, just asked him if he wanted to. He did.)
So we can add some math and writing and calculator practice to our day's list.
And practice in patience, for Mama, I must confess. So slow-moving that they seem to be going backwards games aren't exactly my specialty. sigh.
"Art for Mama", says Madd.
Yeah. Let's claim it.
Nat King Cole, then...
and Lena and Barbara.
And white linen.
And let's say...
Hearts of Palm and shrimp salad for dinner, hmm?
With a smoked salmon appetizer.
(Hubby is a Chef, remember. We get to make little requests for bring-home.)
And more zoomorphs
and Jake Long
and I dunno what else for the day.
But I'm thinking a book and a nap is in order after this seemingly bizzy-bees day.
Prob'ly we'll be here tomorrow.
Maybe we'll see you then.